Posts Tagged ‘Vladimir Putin’

Outrage as Russia destroys tonnes of Western food

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Hundreds of tonnes of food from Western nations have been destroyed in Russia as part of campaign ordered by President Vladimir Putin. The destruction has caused an outcry from anti-poverty campaigners who say the food should have been given to the poor A petition against the action on has already attracted more than 300,000 Read more

Pope not chatty in meeting Vladimir Putin

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Pope Francis has urged Russian president Vladimir Putin to make a “sincere and great effort” to achieve peace in the Ukraine. When Mr Putin met the Pope at the Vatican on Wednesday, he was received with full honours and regalia, including a ceremonial Swiss Guard welcome. Pope Francis seemed stiff and exceptionally formal when he Read more